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The Webfooted Astronomer - July 1999


Don't Miss Out! AstroCon 99 in Spokane This Month!

The Spokane Astronomical Society is hosting the 1999 Astronomical League Convention (ASTROCON) July 13Ė17. Itís rare to have an astronomical convention so close, so donít miss it!

The convention will be in Cheney, Washington, on the Eastern Washington University campus about 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. Onsite accommodations in the dormitories are available, as well as a variety of hotels and motels in all price ranges. Camping is also available in the area. The list of speakers for this event is impressive:

  • Dr. F. Story Musgrave, multiple-mission shuttle astronaut
  • Jack Horkheimer, host of Stargazer on PBS
  • Dr. Paul Weissman, Comet specialist
  • Dr. Tim Hunter, International Dark Sky Association
  • Jack Newton, an internationally recognized amateur astronomer and astro-imager
  • Alan MacFarlane, astrophotographer and Seattle Astronomical Society member
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy, host of the popular TV show
  • Louis Friedman, the Planetary Society
  • David Malin, the great astrophotographer from the Anglo-Australian Observatory
For more information, see the ASTROCON 99 Web site at or contact Mickey Moreau, AstroCon 99 chair, 509-326-5465.

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